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Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Oct 28, 2010
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Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin GranolaMy love for granola blossomed because of using it as a snack staple for hiking. More recently, I've been adding some to plain yogurt (which lately has been Cascade Fresh Plain Yogurt) to add more oomph. With numerous varieties now available, I'm always trying different brands and flavors. Cascadian Farm Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola Review got a pretty good review, so I decided to stick with that brand, but try a different variety. Enter, Cascadian Farms Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 210
Total Fat: 3 grams, 5%
Saturated Fat: 1 gram, 5%
Sodium: 200 mg, 8%
Carbohydrates: 42 grams
Fiber: 3 grams, 12%
Sugars: 15 grams
Protein: 5 grams

The picture on the front of the box depicts a bowl full of cereal, with raisins aplenty scattered throughout. Pouring up a bowl myself, I was disappointed to find that someone clearly placed those on the cereal in the picture, because there was only a few in my bowl. I poured some low-fat cow's milk over the cereal and took a bite. It tasted like cinnamon raisin bread! Seriously! The puffed rice is crisp and airy, the oats are chewy and earthy, but unfortunately, the raisins are tough and leathery. While at first I was disappointed at the lack of raisins, I quickly wished that this was just a cinnamon granola.

A 2/3 cup serving of Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola provides 210 calories, 3 grams of total fat, 1 gram of which is saturated, 8% of the daily value for sodium (200 mg), 16 grams of sugars, 3 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein. The ingredients list starts with organic whole grain rolled oats and naturally milled organic sugar - explains why this cereal tastes so sweet.

I would have liked to see less sugar in this cereal, though the extra sweetness makes it a tasty way to satisfy a sweet tooth. A 17 ounce box cost me $2.79 with a $1.00 dollar off coupon, so this isn't cheap - but for a treat or to bulk up bran flakes, it's a pretty good deal - but Cascadian Farm, do us a favor and get rid of the raisins!

{Website: Cascadian Farm}

Rating
Taste: 4.5
Nutrition: 3.5
Price: 3.5
Overall: 4
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